Vaslav Nijinsky


Jean Cocteau (1889-1963). Portrait of Vaslav Nijinksy in Le Spectre de la Rose, 1911. Watercolor and ink. Marchioness Constance Gladys of Ripon Scrapbooks. pf MS Thr 449 (B8v). Gift of Frederick R. Koch, 1984.

Le Spectre de la Rose

Gladys, Countess de Grey, later the Marchioness of Ripon, was one of Diaghilev’s earliest and most loyal patrons. She was so taken by Kar­sav­ina and Nijinsky in particular that she had a stage con­structed at her house where they performed together Le Spectre de la Rose before her invited audiences.